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Guest Review: To Save a Savage Scot by Tamara Gill

Posted April 26, 2018 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Review: To Save a Savage Scot by Tamara GillReviewer: Tracy
To Save a Savage Scot (Time-Traveler's Highland Love #2) by Tamara Gill
Series: Time-Traveler's Highland Love #2
Published by Entangled: Amara
Publication Date: March 26th 2018
Point-of-View: Third
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 209
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three-half-stars

Kenzie Jacobs is fascinated by a portrait of the roguish Highlander, Black Ben, which hangs in her ancestral home. There’s a mystery surrounding his death, and Kenzie longs to solve it by traveling through time to 17th century Scotland—and perhaps meet the gorgeous laird who haunts her dreams.

Black Ben, Laird of Ross, suited his dark name more than ever since his wife died in childbirth. He has vowed never to marry again. But Kenzie is an intoxicating elixir and even more potent than whisky. As confusing and crazy as she may seem, he can’t get her out of his system. But there’s no way they can ever work, as she does not fit into his plans.

Fate has brought them together, and Ben can’t stop Kenzie from returning to her time, though he would do anything–except marry her–to keep her with him. Kenzie has a life to get back to but leaving her favorite, though infuriating, Highlander behind, might be the toughest thing she’ll ever have to do.

Black Ben Ross has always held a fascination for Kenzie Jacobs.  Even from when she was small she was intrigued by a painting of his that hung in her cousin’s house.  Unfortunately the history book don’t know what ever happened to the man.  Kenzie decides to go back and figure it out on her own.  She should have known that her fascination would lead to deeper feelings for the man.

Ben Ross believes that he killed his wife by asking for an heir.  She died in childbirth because of a tumor but he thinks it was all him.  He leaves not long after his son is born and gets drunk.  He stays that way for many months until he lands on his friends’ doorstep, drunk and very ill.  He meets Kenzie, who has come back from the future and he’s as smitten with her as she is with him.

The two start an affair but when Kenzie tells Ben why she’s really there, neither of them are sure where the danger is coming from, or how they will keep him alive when it arrives.

This was a decent time travel romance.  I really liked both Kenzie and Ben as well as the other characters in the book – except the evil ones, I didn’t like them. 😉 The romance between the H/h was slow to start and had a lot of tension between the two to start off with.  Of course, that eventually went by the wayside and they became lovers.

I thought the author did a good job writing the time period when it came to the setting but some of the ways that the characters talked who were from 1605 was a bit too contemporary.  I was also quite surprised with how many people knew Kenzie was from the future.  I would have thought it was kept a bigger secret as they wouldn’t want her be thought a witch, but no one seemed to be too freaked out about it which was strange.

Despite my issues with the book it was a good read and I would definitely read more in this series.

Time Traveler’s Highland Love Series

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

three-half-stars


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Guest Review: A Scandal by Any Other Name by Kimberly Bell

Posted February 1, 2018 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Review: A Scandal by Any Other Name by Kimberly BellReviewer: Tracy
A Scandal By Any Other Name (A Tale of Two Sisters #2) by Kimberly Bell
Series: A Tale of Two Sisters #2
Published by Entangled, Entangled: Amara
Publication Date: January 30th 2018
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 306
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one-star

Julia Bishop has led a very sheltered life. Protected by her family from those who might ridicule her for her secrets, she stays hidden away in the country. But she longs for more, if only for an evening. To kiss a rake in full view of the stable boy. Unchaperoned picnics. Romance. But she knows she’ll never experience any of those things.

That is, until a handsome duke with a mysterious past of his own arrives…

Duke Jasper DeVere left London to grieve his grandfather’s death privately, away from the prying eyes and gossips of the ton. Seeking solitude at a friend’s country manor, he’s surprised he finds himself drawn to the company of the shy beauty determined to present the epitome of proper behavior.

That is, until the mysterious woman makes an indecent proposal…

Julia can’t believe what she’s suggested to the duke. Nor that he agrees a distraction is what they both need. But what will happen when Jasper must return to his duties and leave Julia behind? Will the memories of their time together be enough for a lifetime of solitude for either of them?

Because Julia can never leave her country haven and a duke can never stay…

Jasper is distraught over the death of his grandfather – the man who raised him. He feels that he can’t live up to his grandfather’s legacy and right before the ceremony (with the Queen) that will officially make him the Duke of Abermarle, he does a runner. He decides to head to his friend Nicholas’s house in the country – not realizing that Nicholas isn’t back from his honeymoon. He runs into Nicholas’s new sister-in-law, Julia, but she tells him that she’s a cousin and her name is Juniper. Jasper is instantly attracted to Juniper and wants nothing more than to bed her.

Julia has never had adventure. She’s got spina bifida and has been sheltered her whole life. When Jasper shows up and doesn’t know who she is she sees it as her opportunity to be someone else and live an adventure.

This book. I’m not even sure how to state my feelings on it. First of all, the blurb led me to believe that Jasper couldn’t avoid his grandfather, who was alive. I mean it says “it’s difficult to avoid your own grandfather” in the blurb. More like it’s hard to avoid his legacy, cuz the man is dead!  Anyway, when Jasper runs from his own ceremony I lost some serious respect for the man. Then he shows up and acts the complete rake and fool with Julia. I found it annoying.

Julia, I could understand, wanted to live a little. Ok, I get that, but she acted so incredibly immaturely that I couldn’t help but yell at my kindle for her to get her act together! LOL  Her sister let her just do whatever, even after being caught in a compromising position and I couldn’t understand that.

Later in the book Jasper finally completes the ceremony and becomes the Duke but by that time I truly didn’t care whether Julia and Jasper were ever together. I guess I felt these two immature beings were perfect for each other but frankly, I wasn’t interested in their HEA.

When you put the book down when you’ve only read 13% of it, it’s a sign I should have see with red flashing lights. I had to force myself to go back to it and then barely got through it. I wish I could say good things about this one but it did nothing for me.

A Tale of Two Sisters Series

Rating: 1 out of 5

one-star


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